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Don’t wait for your Department Chair, Dean or other faculty members in executive roles to come to you. At appropriate intervals, seek them out for regular exchange (observing important chains of command, of course). This may be as simple as sending a quarterly update to your Chair on all you and your unit have accomplished, or inviting them to speak at or attend a staff meeting or retreat.
What if your clients and co-workers could Yelp review you? Would you be surprised by their comments? Don’t wait for your performance evaluation. Ask others to (genuinely) comment on your performance often in both formal and informal ways. Ask them to identify strengths as well as growth areas. If you provide a service, ask your clients for regular feedback and make it clear that you welcome and take this feedback seriously.
You might have had a setback but your experience is not YOU. It is just an experience, not a comment on you as a person or even you as a professional. Try not to magnify (make it bigger than it is) or catastrophize (think it will ruin your career). It’s probably a setback that you can move on from with lesson learned.
FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE: Your boss has a wide range of goals and priorities that you may or may not be aware of. Some bosses are better at communicationg vision than others. Be sure you know what your boss values and wants to accomplish and align your work with their priorities.
FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE: When others talk are you simply waiting for the pause so that you can talk or are you truly listening for understanding and connection? When you write, do you leave time for rewrites, edits and input from others? Try this…when you listen, practice good “attending skills”…make direct eye contact, nod, affirm with a yes, track what is being said, and reflect back what you’ve just heard.